Not Even the Worst Traffic Can Get These Hyundai Drivers Down, in Cute Sonata Ad

Aaron Stoller Directs a Feelgood Ad for Innocean

Published On
Jul 27, 2017

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Even hellish traffic can't stress out the happy folks who drive a Hyundai Sonata in the brand's latest ad.

The spot features a guy in gridlock who turns up the radio and sings along to "Sweet Caroline" as he moves slowly along in the bumper-to-bumper jam. All his fellow commuters look stressed and annoyed, except one -- a fellow Sonata driver who joins in. It's not quite the opening scenes of "LaLa Land," but it's a cute and feelgood scenario.

"The new Sonata makes every mile a little better," said Dean Evans, chief marketing officer, Hyundai Motor America, in a statement. "We fully recognize that the road of life is hectic enough already. While we can't control what other drivers do, or change your crazy commute, we've done everything possible to make that daily drive more enjoyable, as this new spot demonstrates in a fun, lighthearted way. The new Sonata may not shorten your commute, but it can certainly help make it sweeter."

The ad, by Innocean and directed by Aaron Stoller at Biscuit, began airing on U.S. national and regional TV, and digital platforms this week.


Jul 27, 2017
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Chief Creative Officer :
Eric Springer
Group Creative Director :
Barney Goldberg
Group Creative Director :
Jeff Bossin
Associate Creative Director, Art Director :
Kiran Koshy
Associate Creative Director, Copywriter :
Will Gorman
Vice President, Group Account Director :
Mike Braue
Account Director :
Christy Ferguson
Account Supervisor :
Allison Morrissey
Account Executive :
Alison O'Neill
Assistant Account Executive :
Corissa Heins
Director, Product Information :
Brian Bittker
Product Information Specialist :
Lawrence Chow
Vice President, Planning Director :
Tim Anderson
Vice President, Media Planning :
Ben Gogley
Media Director :
Sean Gilpin
Executive Producer :
Nicolette Spencer
Content Producer :
Melissa Moore
Business Affairs Director :
Ann Davis
Business Affairs Associate Director :
Lisa Nichols
Broadcast Traffic Supervisor :
Theresa Artaserse
Broadcast Traffic Manager :
Valerie Neibel
Content Manager :
Rachel Werner
Project Management Supervisor :
Darin Schnitzer
Project Manager :
Jason Reneman
Production Company :
Biscuit Filmworks
Director :
Aaron Stoller
Director, Photography :
Peter Donahue
Executive Producer :
Holly Vega
Producer :
Mala Vasan
Production Manager :
Brian Taravella
Casting Agent :
Francene Selkirk
Color Correction :
Company 3
Color Producer :
Natasha Uppal
Colorist :
Dave Hussey
Voiceover Record Studio :
Edit House :

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